What do I need to reserve my session?
Your Session Fee is due in full at the time of booking. You will also receive a contract to sign. Both must be submitted in order to solidify your session date.
Where & when should we schedule my session?
I typically recommend holding sessions at the barn where your horse is kept. Holding the session at "home" will help both of you feel relaxed. However, if you have a different location in mind, you may trailer in to a location of your choosing.
Clients have the option to have their session held early-mid morning or late afternoon into evening. The exact time of day will depend on the time of year, but I aim to schedule Horse & Rider sessions 1 hour after sunrise or 2 hours before sunset. This gives us the best chance to work with warm, golden light!
Fine Art sessions require a covered area, such as an indoor arena or barn aisle. Please have the area swept and clear of debris prior to the session. Fine Art sessions can be held at any time of day, and usually require only 20-30 minutes to complete.
What should I wear?
Prior to your session, we'll discuss wardrobe options and I'll send over a helpful document that can guide your choices. What you wear is totally up to you: you can choose to be casual, classic, or even super dressy. Your session will include up to 3 outfits so that you can achieve multiple aesthetics.
How should I prep my horse?
To prepare for your session, your horse should be show prepped - including a good lunge beforehand to get out any pre-session jitters!
The horse should be freshly bathed and well-brushed to a healthy sheen. I highly recommend braiding for a more polished look, but it is not required. Clip muzzle and ears if desired. Have hoof polish available to apply and reapply as needed. Baby oil can be used on the horse's muzzle and around the eyes to enhance shine.
I recommend using your horse's show bridle, well cleaned. For Fine Art sessions, we will remove the reins and attach a lead rope which will be edited out in post-production.
What if the weather is bad?
If the weather is too poor on the day of your session, we will reschedule for a later date at no cost to you. We'll reschedule in case of extreme cold, hard rain, or weather conditions that don't match the preferred style of your session.
Keep in mind that a little cloud cover isn't necessarily a bad thing - it actually makes for soft, even light that's super flattering for your features!
How soon will I see my images?
2-3 weeks after your session, we will meet for your Ordering Appointment to see your images for the first time. You'll also get to see samples of different products that I offer and we'll pick out the perfect collection of artwork for your home.
Can I share my images on social media?
I know you can't wait to show off your gorgeous horse to your family and friends! All purchased prints and digital photos come with a corresponding web-sized file for easy sharing online. Credit is always appreciated, but not required.
Do you offer payment plans?
Interest-free payment plans are available when you Create a Collection. Please inquire for details.